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... against intrusions by man. Even the brilliant protagonist Sherlock Holmes is disrupted by the appearance of fog on the moors that he claims is, “the one thing upon earth which could have disarranged [his] plans.” The ending of The Hounds of the Baskervilles concludes with Stapleton meeting his fate for violating nature at the hands of the Grimpen Mire, “down in the foul slime of the huge morass which had sucked him in, this cold and cruel-hearted man is forever buried.” Interestingly, in the 21st century reinterpretation of the novel in Sherlock, the director of project H.O.U.N.D is not killed by nature, rather a government force indicating we have outpaced nature’s resilliance and now rely on social order to punish those who abuse nature.
Hardy, Thomas. Tess of D'Urbervilles: A Pure Woman. London: MacMillan & Co. Ltd., 1953.
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